From a seemingly endless list of great moments--from Bobby
Thomson's Shot Heard Round the World to the U.S. hockey
miracle--one stands out: Jackie Robinson's debut for the Brooklyn
Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Robinson, in the lineup at first, went
0 for 3 but scored the winning run after reaching on an error. By
breaking baseball's color barrier, he made not just sports
history but also American history.
This is an article from the May 31, 2004 issue